Flood: Wrestling With The Mississippi Vocabulary Quiz

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Flood: Wrestling With The Mississippi Vocabulary Quiz

This vocabularyquizzes sixth graders on an excerpt of Flood: Wrestling the Mississippi by Patricia Lauber found in their Harcourt textbook.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      An artificial lake where water is collected for use

    • B. 

      Artificial embakements or built up land to prevent flooding

    • C. 

      Level, flat land that may be submerged or covered by floodwaters

  • 2. 
    If water has reached its highest point then we say it has _______________.
    • A. 

      Leveed

    • B. 

      Crested

    • C. 

      Seeped

    • D. 

      Yearned

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Being awed shows respect or amazement and yearned is something you do to stop a flood.

    • B. 

      Yearned is a deep longing or desire and awed describes a flooded area of land.

    • C. 

      Awed is having showed an emotion of fear or respect or amazement and yearned is having longed for or desired something.

  • 4. 
    A _______________ is something manmade and is built up to prevent flooding.
    • A. 

      Levee

    • B. 

      Reservoir

    • C. 

      Floodplain

  • 5. 
    Water is seeping when it is ?
    • A. 

      Moving violently through a floodplain

    • B. 

      Has reached its highest point

    • C. 

      Flowing or passing slowly through small openings

  • 6. 
    This is a picture of a:
    • A. 

      Floodplain

    • B. 

      Reservoir

    • C. 

      Levee